Friday, October 01, 2004

Arachnophobia

a·rach·no·pho·bi·a, n. An abnormal fear of spiders.

I don't know what I've done to deserve it, but it seems that the spiders are out to get me. My surroundings keep getting infested with them and it's making me paranoid! I of course like most people don't like spiders and will kill them if I need to, but I'm starting to develop a fear of them.

If you were around me at all in early July, you heard about my spider "infestation" in my office. For those of you who didn't, I came into the office one Monday morning to and went to answer the phone in my office when I noticed a little tiny black spider on my phone. I reached for a Kleenex to dispose of it when I saw one of the most terrifying sites - my Kleenex box was COVERED with hundreds of tiny black baby spiders. It seems a momma spider decided that my Kleenex box would be a good place to give birth. Since it took place over the weekend, they had since dispersed throughout my entire office. It was awful. They were on my monitor, inside my phone, in my candy dish...EVERYWHERE! Thanks to our exterminator, they were gone in two days and haven't come back since.

But now I have a new problem. Every since we left Pettijohn last weekend, I have started finding medium size albino spiders all over my car. Never more than one at a time, but on a regular enough basis, it's becoming un-nerving. I'll be driving along and they'll come crawling down my windshield or up my window, or come crawling out from underneath the door handle. So far, they have always been outside the car, but it's just a matter of time I'm sure. First of all, I've never seen albino spiders - so it makes me think they're some sort of mutation. But they're really starting to freak me out. Part of me thinks if I would go wash my car, they might go away - or - they might move inside to take cover. I don't want that.

HELP!!!!!!!!!!

5 comments:

Kristen said...

not to freak you out more, but are the white spiders tiny? because i was listening to a car show on the radio once, and the caller said that she had an old car she wanted to get fixed, but just in passing she said that there were tons of baby white spiders in it and one of the radio guys (also an arachnophobe) said that black widow spiders are actually white when they first hatch. a week later, i was driving on the highway in my car and i saw a tiny white spider crawling across the windshield and i had to pull over and crawl out the sunroof while i called AAA on my cellphone. i sure hates me some spiders, bwah.

Stacey said...

They were medium size, but yes, now I am freaked out!

Anonymous said...

What ever happened with the White Spider situation? It is weird. Did any other strange events follow? My sister is having the same exact problem. Starting with a weird furry caterpillar emerging from her purse, now, its all about the dozens albino spiders in her car...

Stacey said...

Don't recall ever seeing any after that. I did have more black baby spiders hatch in my office a year later...but we figured out why that was happening and started taking steps to prevent it. I've had enough other critter incidents since then that I had completely forgotten about the white spider.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reply! I found quite a few white spider stories researching on my sisters behalf. -Her's might have been "White Crab Spiders" cause the adult she saw was white too.